MANSEHRA: A wild cat has killed several animals in Balakot tehsil of Mansehra district in recent days.
The big cat, the locals said, came down to residential areas in search of food from the mountains.
A former local councillor, Mohammad Shahjehan, told reporters in Balakot that people of Tungar and adjoining villages were scared of the presence of dangerous wild cat in their area and wanted an action by Wildlife Department to catch and release it into its natural habitat.
“Our village is located in Hungrai union council close to a snow-capped mountain and this exotic wildlife species comes down in search of food sometimes,” said Shahjehan.
He said that people couldn’t even go to mosques and neighbouring villages because of the horror spread all around owing to the presence of this wild animal in the area.
In another incident in Pairan area here, a swine attacked and injured one Obaid Ali.
The 9-year-old victim was rushed to King Abdullah Teaching Hospital where his condition, according to doctors, was out of danger.